THE 88TH ANNUAL Academy Awards will take place at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre on Sunday night, hosted by Chris Rock.
Irish hopes are high this year, with nine nominations in six categories. And we’ll be covering all the overnight action live on DailyEdge.ie, Snapchat and Twitter. But how can you watch the red carpet and the ceremony live from Ireland?
We’ve got your back.
The spiritual home of the red carpet is E!, which will be giving us the traditional Ryan-and-Giuliana mayhem in its Live From The Red Carpet broadcast from 10.30pm Irish time. That’s on UPC channel 147, Sky channel 151.
Sky Living (UPC 124, Sky 107) will also be running a red carpet show, hosted by Zoe Ball and Alex Zane, from 11.30pm.
If you’re without a TV, E! are also live streaming the red carpet directly via their website. The live stream has been known to go down, though, so be wary.
Of course, you can also search around for illegal live streams. Use caution if you’re going to do this, and definitely don’t install anything. (It’s on you, OK?)
For the ceremony itself, you’ll need access to the dedicated Sky Oscars channel (UPC 307, Sky 304), which is showing the full ceremony live from 1.30am. You can get this with a Sky Movies subscription package.
One alternative – if you don’t have a TV, or don’t want to sign up for a premium package – is to try Sky’s Now TV streaming service. This will stream Sky Movies channels – including the Oscars – to your laptop for £9.99 a month, with a 14-day free trial.
The hitch is that it’s not reeeeeeally supposed to work in Ireland – it’s a UK service – so don’t be surprised if there’s a little tech trouble. But several users report signing up and viewing it on their laptops without hassle – and the signup page allows an Irish credit card.
Again, you can try finding an illegal stream – use great caution here. Or for the technically-minded among you, you could try using a US proxy to access the official ABC live stream here.
See you then!
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